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The Big 1-0-4: Altoona man celebrates birthday with family and friends

Altoona (WQOW) – An Altoona resident is turning 104! His friends at Grace Lutheran Communities threw him a birthday bash on Tuesday to celebrate.

Harry Boehm celebrated turning 104 with his family and friends.

“My wife and I walked for 20 years,” Boehm said.

“It’s a big milestone to make it to 104 and remember a lot of it,” said Linda Holzhausen with Grace Lutheran Communities.

The party was a small gesture for the man many agree has spent his life making others happy.

“He is a wonderful, sweet man,” Holzhausen said. “He greets everybody who comes past his room with a wave.”

“Just a true optimist,” said Harry’s son Kevin. “Everyday is a good day. He’s always positive.”

Boehm officially turns 104 on Friday.

Happy Birthday from everyone at News 18!

Samantha Wensel

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